About 430 tons of food and medical aid supplies granted by Morocco to Lebanon on the instructions of King Mohammed VI were distributed this Friday to benefit families affected by the tragic explosion in the port of Beirut.
The medical and humanitarian aid was distributed in the presence of the Ambassador of Morocco to Lebanon, M’hammed Grine, Lebanese officials and representatives of civil society. It includes first aid medicines, food (canned food, pulses, powdered milk, oil, sugar, flour …), tents and blankets to shelter the victims.
These supplies, sent under the authority of the Mohammed V Foundation for Solidarity, also include medical equipment for the prevention of Covid-19, including protective masks, visors, gowns and hydro-alcoholic gel.
The Kingdom’s ambassador in Beirut said that these medical and humanitarian aids, distributed in accordance with the High Instructions of King Mohammed VI, are aimed at supporting the Lebanese people affected by the repercussions of the devastating explosion that shook the port of the Lebanese capital.
In a statement to the MAP agency, the diplomat stressed that this royal gesture towards the Lebanese people comes to express Morocco’s solidarity with the brotherly Lebanese people and alleviate their pain following the tragic explosion.
The donation came in response to the distress call launched by Lebanon and was received by the Lebanese people with “a great welcome and appreciation” for the quantity and quality of Moroccan aid and its great impact on the Lebanese, said Grine, noting that the distribution operation is taking place in good conditions.
King Mohammed VI had ordered that emergency medical and humanitarian aid be sent to the Lebanese Republic immediately after the Beirut port explosion.
The Sovereign had also given his High Instructions for the deployment of a military field hospital to provide medical services to those injured in the explosion.
This field hospital is composed of 150 people, including 45 doctors of various specialties (resuscitators, surgeons, traumatologists, ENT specialists, ophthalmologists, burn doctors, neurosurgeons, paediatricians, pharmacists), as well as specialized nurses and support elements.
The facility houses an operating theatre, inpatient, radiology and sterilization units, a laboratory, a pharmacy, and health, administrative and logistical facilities.
It should be noted that at least 171 people were killed and nearly 6,000 injured in the deadly explosion in the port of Beirut, while dozens of others are still missing.